H.R. 1 (107th): No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was a U.S. Act of Congress which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; it included Title I provisions applying to disadvantaged students. It supported standards-based education reform based on the premise that setting high standards and establishing measurable goals could improve individual outcomes in education. The Act required states ...


Read the full summary >



Mar 22, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2002.


Pub.L. 107-110


John Boehner

Representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district



Read Text »
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2001
Length: 670 pages


Mar 22, 2001

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 9, 2001
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 14, 2001
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee 1.

May 15, 2001
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee 2.

May 23, 2001
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 14, 2001
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jun 25, 2001
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Dec 13, 2001
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Dec 18, 2001
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 8, 2002
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 1 — 107th Congress: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.” www.GovTrack.us. 2001. October 24, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/hr1>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.